What to expect

Walkers with their four-legged companion enjoying a blue sky walk in the Edale Valley

Please read this article to find everything you need to know about what is open and what to expect from your time spent in the High Peak. We ask all visitors to follow government guidance on travel and social distancing to keep everyone safe.

Staying safe

To help keep everyone safe, please follow social distancing measures and the latest guidance from the government around Covid-19. Look out for signs while you’re here which will explain any changes to how you can access different parts of the site.

Look out for signs when using your local form of daily exercise which will explain any changes to how you access different outdoor areas. Many of the local cafes, restaurants and shops have one-way systems in place and are operatingly very differently, so please follow their signage and be respectful of others, their staff and local communities.

If you’re showing any of the symptoms of coronavirus, or if you've been in contact with anyone that has the virus in the last 14 days, please do not visit.

Covid-19 roadmap out of lockdown

The information below is provided to inform communities living in around the Peak District. As the Peak District National Trust is not a public health body, we are unable to give formal advice about visiting the area.

The government has announced a 'roadmap' of changes which allows for the gradual easing of Covid-19 restrictions from the 29 March 2021. Full details on these stages, what they include and when they are expected to take place can be found on the government's roadmap pages.

Parking and arrival

Mam Nick car park (near Mam Tor) is a very small car park, if you cannot find a space, please return at a less busier time. Parking on the verges outside of the car park is causing erosion and making access difficult for emergency services, local communities and farm tenants. There is no need to book your car parking space but please be aware that spaces can become very limited by 9am on weekends, bank holidays and school holidays. Please park safely and responsibly and only park in designated car park spaces and not on roads or grass verges. All access points and roads must be kept clear for farm tenants, local communities and the emergency services.

For non - National Trust members please use the Pay by Phone option in Mam Nick car park, information on how to do this is on the machine. Should you encounter any signal problems when using the Pay by Phone option, you can donate to our Peak District Appeal when you get home. National Trust members park for free but please remember to bring your cards with you to scan at the machines and then display a ticket in your car window.

These vital funds help to directly support our conservation work across the Peak District, from planting trees that help to tackle climate change, to increasing the diversity in wildflower meadows. For more FAQs around parking across National Trust sites, please visit our central page here.

Blue badge holders

If you have mobility issues and you are a blue badge holder, remember that you're able to park for free in our pay-and-display car parks as long as you display your badge – there is no need to scan.

Though if you are with someone who can scan their NT membership on your behalf, remember that the property will benefit from your visit. We are in the process of exploring what more we can do to support accessibility at our car parks.


There are no toilet or hand washing facilities in our Mam Nick car park and other toilet facilities in the area are looked after by local councils, privately owned or by other businesses or may still be closed, so please factor this in to your day out and remember to bring hand sanitiser with you when visiting any countryside areas.

Mobile phone signal

Mobile phone signal is non-existent in many areas of the Peak District National Park. If you use your phone for maps and information, please make sure to download this to your phone or take photos/screenshots of all the things you need before setting off - that way you can be prepared for your local form of daily exercise. If you are a solo explorer, always make sure a friend or family member knows where you are going.